We had our first Peace Mala days on 28th & 29th April 2015. Each class enjoyed learning about a different religion. We all dressed in different colours and went out on the playground and made a Peace Mala rainbow!
On Tuesday 4th November we launched Peace Mala. Peace Mala is a promise to create a world which is more understanding and respectful of the different religions and faiths in our world. As we start on our Peace Mala journey we promise to follow the ‘golden rule’ which is, ‘treat others as you would wish them to treat you’.
Our Peace Mala day started with a special assembly in which we got to listen to three interesting visitors tell us all about their religions. We learned lots of fascinating facts about Christians, Muslims and Buddhists.
Throughout the day every class took part in special Peace Mala Day workshops. Children had the opportunity to discuss peace, create Peace Malas (bracelets with beads representing each religion) and rainbow artwork. Some of the older children wrote special peace wishes and peace poetry.
Our thrilling day ended with a special ceremony in which we planted our peace pole. Our peace pole is important to us because it shows that we as a school hope that one day peace may prevail on earth. This distinctive message is displayed in different languages on our pole such as Urdu, Hindi and Polish!
We hope that with the help of the Benchill community we can teach our children to become respectful kind members of society that celebrate the diversity we have in our school and around the world!
Peace be with you.